Taking Notes. I saw my resident taking notes yesterday. It warmed my heart. It always surprises me how few of them do this — and this hasn’t changed. I remember being an outlier among my peers when I would sit in conference with a little notebook, capturing the highlights of neonatal reflux or chronic kidney disease, whatever the topic of the day.
Did I DO anything with those notes? Absolutely not.
Did the PROCESS of taking those notes help me learn? I really think so. And it still does! I am so much more engaged at meetings or lectures where I take notes, preferably on paper.
I have noticed that the strongest residents seem to be my note-takers. It could be an unrelated marker of who is more invested in learning (ie, not causal). But I don’t know. I think people should take more notes.
Currently: Trying to decide whether to attend today’s 7:30 am meeting in person or virtually (they announced it was in person late last week, since our local case rates are low!). In person is preferred, but not required and I would rather not leave Josh in the lurch by leaving at 6:45 am (I did not warn him anything about this and he is driving the kids today — and I wouldn’t really want to be in that position!).
I do need to go to work in person but not until 2 pm and feel I would be much more efficient at home so . . . I think I will attend from home. But you can probably hear the guilt in my writing! Next month I will know ahead of time + go in person.
Daylight savings. For the first time since A was born, the time change seems to have gone . . . fine? They were up early-ish yesterday (~6:20) but not obscenely early to the point where it was intrusive. They are no longer throwing tantrums about the light hurting their eyes in the AM (because this way it’s already light out when they get up). They went to bed SOOO nicely yesterday. One of my children has been noticeably better behaved. Maybe they needed more sleep!? Can we just move to a 25 hour day?
I am fascinated by the drawings A produces (at a prolific rate). I do not know where she comes up with her concepts – she’s always creating and naming characters and writing slogans.
Time for Way More Lunges than I am really in the mood for (this one!).